Kirill Petrenko (photo: Chris Christodoulou )

Kirill Petrenko conducts Tchaikovsky’s “Iolanta”

Peter Tchaikovsky’s last opera, Iolanta, is tender, magical and ambiguous. The focus of the story is a blind princess, who regains her sight through love – a rare happy ending in 19th-century opera. Tchaikovsky composed luminous, poetic music for the work, in which we also hear his love for French opera. Now you can discover this unjustly forgotten treasure in a performance with Kirill Petrenko. The title role will be sung by Sonya Yoncheva, who was acclaimed as Iolanta at New York’s Metropolitan Opera.

Berliner Philharmoniker

Kirill Petrenko conductor

Sonya Yoncheva soprano (Iolanta)

Mika Kares bass (King René)

Liparit Avetisyan tenor (Vaudémont)

Igor Golovatenko baritone (Robert)

Michael Kraus baritone (Ibn-Hakia)

Olga Pudova soprano (Brigitta)

Victoria Karkacheva mezzo-soprano (Laura)

Margarita Nekrasova contralto (Marta)

Dmitry Ivanchey tenor (Alméric)

Nikolay Didenko baritone (Bertrand)

Rundfunkchor Berlin

Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky

Iolanta, op. 69

Dates and Tickets

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Wed, 12 Jan 2022, 20:00

Philharmonie | Introduction: 19:10

Serie D

Fri, 14 Jan 2022, 20:00

Philharmonie | Introduction: 19:10

Serie H

Kirill Petrenko (photo: Chris Christodoulou )

Sonya Yoncheva (photo: Kristian Schuller/Sony Classic)